Tuesday, 9 December 2008


On TV 3 afternoon news bulletin today (8 Dec 2008), was the news item that a residence of Bukit Antarabangsa has reported his suspicions of earth movement in the vicinity of the Saturday landslide tragedy to the Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya, 2 weeks before the incident.

On any other occasion I would have ignored this news item. It would not be fair for me to comment on why the Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya fails to act on the report since I am not an insider or has not had any dealings with the majlis on any occasion.

I would definitely hate it if someone who has not spend a day as a police investigator comments on police tardiness in investigating a case. Don’t pass any judgement, if you have not walk a mile in a man’s shoes.

However after what happened to me on the eve of Friday the 5th December 2008, just about 48 hours before my departure to China on the invitation of the Home Ministry to attend an 11 days law enforcement workshop, I can now claim to be an authority on the workings of government departments. Do read my blog posting of Dec 6th titled BUKAN SETAKAT MARAH TAPI MENYAMPAH for the full story.
Anyway, as a synopsis for those who doesn’t believe in stale news, what happened was this. My trip to China was aborted at the last minute because the 2 persons who has the authority to approve my overseas travel, the chief secretary and his deputy, of the ministry, is somewhere overseas. Unfortunately, the Datoks left behind does not have the bollocks to approve my travel. So here I am in Malaysia where else I should be ogling pretty Chinese girls in Beijing by now.

Do you want to know why the Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya failed to act despite the 2 weeks advanced report by a residence, of the earth movement? It seems that the Majlis Perbandaran did respond to the report. Their expert opinion - everything is hunky-dory, A.O.K.
Actually there more to it than meets the eye. Why was the report so casually dismissed.
Reason number one - the resident is not a VVIP or the son-in-law of a minister.

However the main reason the Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya failed to act is this. They have a team of engineers ready to monitor and rectify the situation but the President and his deputy of the Majlis Perbandaran is out of the country and none in the town council dares give his/her approval for the team to do their work. So what if a few folks get buried alive, regulations must be followed. After all yang mati tu, bukan sedara mara aku kan …kan …kan!!

So now you know why the Malaysia is one teruk country where nothing works except kowtimming.

Bye ….. and Selamat Menuju Mediocrity, negara ku Malaysia.

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